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West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region

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    Stop At: Chania Venetian Lighthouse, Old Port, Chania Town, Crete Greece

    Chania has the most beautiful old town in Crete and is located at the foot of the majestic White Mountains. The former capital of the island and the second largest city of Crete, it attracts tourists from all over the world for its unique blend of Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and Greek cultures.

    You will be wandering through the maze of the ancient streets, that will fascinate you by the beauty of the colorful houses and feel as if you are travelling through time, with a variety of unforgettable sights. The old town is more like an open-air museum: splendor of the medieval architecture, beauty of churches in the Venetian style, Ottoman mosques and antique fountains.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete Greece

    Picturesque Rethymno impresses every tourist with its beautiful old harbor and famous lighthouse.

    You can enjoy the delicious dishes of the local cuisine right on the waterfront, buy the best products of local producers and explore narrow streets and its hidden gems in the old town.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Kournas, Kournas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07 Greece

    The final and enjoyable part of the trip will be swimming at Lake Kournas. The lake is like a bowl, surrounded by mountains from all sides. This is the natural freshwater lake of the island, its waters are replenished by two springs.

    With some luck you may see turtles swimming around.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heraklion, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from the bus stop close to your hotel.

    From Agia Pelagia, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sissi, Stalida, Hersonissos and other resort villages of the Heraklion region.

    After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up.

    Ports
    Heraklion
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Information about the island and the route during the bus ride
    • Pick-up from your hotel (at the specific tourist bus stop, outside of the hotel)
    • Transfer with air-conditioned bus
    Exclusions
    • Lunch - Provided free time to have a lunch/coffee on your own.
    • Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If an infant does not sit on lap in the bus, It is necessary to pay a child ticket.
    • Pick-up from the specific bus stops next to the hotels. From Area 1: all the villages between Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Xeropotamos(West Heraklion), Area 2: Heraklion Center and East, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Hersonissos, Stalida, Malia, Sissi.
    • After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up. Please, note, if you do not provide your pick-up details up to 24 hours before the tour, we do not guarantee the pick-up. For pick-up from different location, please, contact us.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The trip was a lot of fun with a lot of information and a lot of sights to see definitely worth doing if you want to pack in as much as you can in a short time. The downside to this is the trip may feel a little rushed.
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    Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review, we are however a little confused, that despite your positive words you indicated so low star score. In any case, we hope you enjoyed your time in Crete. Kind regards, Status MLB Team
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    I thought this was a wonderful tour of the west side of Crete. Yes, there were a lot of people from various parts of the world here. Yes, the amount of information told in 4 different languages was a bit much. But, what can you do when you offer a tour such as this? The only
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    Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
    Responded 19 Sep 2019
    Dear Sir, Thank you so much for the detailed review and your understanding! For now we are trying to offer the earphones in the bus, so that everyone hears only his tour guide. But, every change needs its time, and for now it is available only 2 days per week. We work to improve our service as much as possible in the next season. Hope to see you again in Crete! Kind regards, Status MLB Team
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    With more than 12 hours traveling it is defenitely not recommended for families with small children. We expected to see more of the historical buildings inside, e.g. the fortress. But instead, the tour guide left us in a tourist area for shopping. And last but not least we just
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    Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
    Responded 26 Jul 2019
    Dear Traveler, We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. It is true, that on this tour you spend a lot of time in the bus. But otherwise, it is not possible to see West Crete in one day, while living on the East Part. However, it is your judgement,whether to take a tour or not. It is written in the tour description, that at each location participants of the tour will spend 1,5 hour, so 4,5 hours in total. The total time of the bus ride also depends on the location of your hotel. All inclusions of the tour are provided in the description as well, mineral water is not one of them, unfortunately. It is stated clearly, that all your personal expenses, such as meals or water, are not included in the tour, the same holds for the children. We hope you still enjoyed your vacation on Crete! Kind regards, Status MLB
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    We had really nice time on this tour. It is quite long ride in the bus, but it is expected,since we were going to the other side of the island. Timing was good, we had a nice walk in Chania, lunch in Rethymno and spend about 1 hour in Kournas lake, which was nice because both
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    Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
    Responded 15 Jul 2019
    Thank you very much for your review!
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    You got absolutely no history on this trip. It’s just a bus ride to these locations. The tour guides said ke 4 languages which made it very difficult to follow the context with that many languages. In my opinion English was spoken the least and the little history shared felt
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    Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
    Responded 11 Jul 2019
    Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for this review. We will try to improve the informative part during the bus ride. Depending on the tour date that you change, there are also buses, where tourists are provided earphones and can hear only their language. Unfortunately, it is not on all the tours yet, but we are trying to improve our services. We hope you still enjoyed your time. All the best, Status MLB Team
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